Engineering & Operations Team

Craig Arnold

HV Electrical Advisor

Craig has over 30 years’ of experience, working in and around the mining industry. Craig has extensive knowledge with implementing projects in Australia, South Africa and United Kingdom.

He has technical qualifications and extensive experience in a range of engineering disciplines.  His focus has primarily been on electrical and mechanical project engineering specifically in the area of power generation and distribution for power systems and he has experience on both the supply and consulting sides of mining infrastructure projects.

Craig has a wealth of knowledge with multi-disciplinary engineering design responsibility for power supply projects from gas turbines installations to HV switchyards. Turnkey delivery of power plant and distribution systems on greenfield and brownfield projects. Craig has been responsible for coordinating the activities of internationally dispersed multi-disciplinary suppliers and sub-contractors on concurrent large projects

Seamus Doyle

I & E Technical Director

Seamus Doyle has over 30 years’ working in Construction in the Oil and Gas Sector across seventeen countries. He has managed Project and led teams to successful project deliveries across a wide number of clients and countries. Highly experienced in the management and execution of the construction aspects of major upstream Oil & Gas and LNG projects. This experience provides input to assist all stakeholders interests in these projects highly proficient in construction planning and scheduling, quantity and man-hour estimating for construction work packaging, construction progress, productivity tracking and reporting and materials management. Responsibilities have included Site Management, Construction Management, planning, coordination of various disciplines including civil, mechanical, electrical and instrument, painting and insulation and construction supervision. Seamus has fully embraced the HSSE Culture and champions safety with the teams and crews he oversees. And has worked closely with operations personnel in ensuring the permitting procedures are followed.

Stuart Buss

Electrical Design Engineer

30 years’ experience in the Power, Engineering, Construction and Management Consulting industries in UK and Africa. Previously CEO of several South African businesses in the Power, Engineering and Construction industries as well as General Manager of a subsidiary of the global Murray and Roberts construction business with projects throughout Africa (including Gautrain, Medupi, Jwaneng, Morapule, Tenke Fungarumi, Grootvlei for clients like Eskom, FQML, Arcelor Mittal, Debswana amongst many others). 

Other prior roles include Engineer to Eskom, Connections Manager for EDF Energy in the UK, and Principal Consultant and owner of a Management Consulting business providing technical leadership and support to distressed businesses.

Graham Stead

Electrical Design Engineer

Graham has over 30 years’ of experience in various Electrical Consulting, Engineering and Business Management roles across Europe, Middle East and Africa.  He has held senior positions in multinational companies including Director for Rockwell Automation’s Global Solutions Group (EMEA), Lead Consulting Engineer for Hatch, Principal Engineer for Kentz (Saudi Arabia), Engineering Manager for Alstom Protection and Control and Protection Applications Engineer for Eskom (Power Supply Utility).

Graham has a strong and proven track record of engineering and delivering projects into all industries and in challenging geographical locations.  He has extensive experience in electrical power systems, automation and control as well as in delivering turnkey, EPC as well as EPCM type projects across a wide range of applications and plants.

Graham is a qualified Engineer (Electrical) with supporting qualifications in energy and business management.

Che Jackson

Mechanical Director

Over 20 years’ experience in Infrastructure, Energy and the Oil and Gas industry both onshore and offshore globally. Previously spent seven years in the Australian defence forces as a Marine technical propulsion submariner on the Oberon class submarines.

Che has worked in South Korea, East Timor, Qatar and Australia over the past 25 years, in a variety of roles such as Commissioning Supervisor, Commissioning Manager, Site Manager, FLNG Commissioning Lead and Turbine Supervisor. His current responsibilities involve the management of sustaining capital projects and commissioning operations, operations management, and leadership development. Che has been involved with projects for clients such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Shell Prelude, Woodside and Inpex. He has extensive experience with Rolls Royce and Solar turbines and holds qualifications in Mechanical engineering, Plant Technology, and Risk Management.

Chiranjeevi Ashwathappa

Lead Engineer

Experienced Electrical Engineer with over thirteen (13) years of diverse working experience in managing Projects in Transmission & Distribution Substations Scope includes Manage, Design, Testing and Commissioning of 132/11kV, 132/33kV & 400/132kV Substations Integration in all aspects of the project life cycle from the Initiation to the closing. Skilled in overseeing technical staff ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and according to specifications.

Experienced in HV/MV Substation periodic/routine maintenance works, Configuration, Testing and commissioning of numerical protection relays from different manufacture like ABB/Hitachi, Siemens, GE, Alstom and Coordinating SAS team for SCADA system implementation.

Ather Alam

Commissioning Engineer

With a career spanning over a decade, I am an accomplished engineer specializing in the testing, commissioning, and secondary design of Extra High Voltage (EHV) and High Voltage (HV) Substations. My journey has been marked by a profound understanding of protective relay principles, control and protection schemes, switchgear, and substation automation.

My expertise extends to executing comprehensive tests on substation equipment, undertaking maintenance activities, and adeptly resolving faults. I possess a high level of proficiency in utilizing software tools for protection relays and test kits, coupled with a deep-seated knowledge of test procedures.

Over the years, I have completed numerous new transmission substation projects, as well as expansion initiatives.

Zartash Azhar

Electrical Engineer

Zartash is a results-oriented electrical engineer with experience in testing and commissioning. Equipped with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering, I excel in HV cable testing, transformer injection testing, and MCC circuit breaker analysis. My expertise spans cabling, generators, transformers, relaying, and more. I am committed to upholding standards and codes, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance. With a proven track record, I am eager to contribute my skills to elevate testing and commissioning processes, delivering robust and efficient electrical systems. My dedication to precision and problem-solving fuels my drive to achieve exceptional results.

Muhammad Ali

Testing and Commissioning Engineer

Testing and Commissioning Engineer with a strong background in ensuring the reliability and efficiency of electrical systems. With a proven track record of delivering results in complex projects, I bring a meticulous approach to guaranteeing the optimal performance of electrical equipment.

I have been entrusted with critical responsibilities in the testing and commissioning of electrical systems. My experience extends to conducting thorough primary and secondary testing of substation components, from circuit breakers and relays to control panels and communication systems. With a deep understanding of testing methodologies and equipment, I execute diagnostic tests to identify discrepancies, rectify issues, and ensure optimal system functionality.